Bible class questions for Deuteronomy 22

Some of these questions are meant to have answers straight from the text while other questions are meant to encourage discussion of the text.

Questions:

  1. What “greater commandment” do you believe encompasses the directive of Deuteronomy 22:1-4?
  2. Outside of the encompassing “greater commandment”, can you think of another New Testament scripture/principle that teaches what Moses was saying? (Deuteronomy 22:1-4)
  3. Does the principle of Deuteronomy 22:5 mean a man shouldn’t wear a kilt or that a woman shouldn’t wear pants today?
  4. What does the fact that “building codes” existed in Israel say about Moses’ law in general? (Deuteronomy 22:8)
  5. According to Deuteronomy 22:17-19, were there any consequences for falsely accusing a woman of unfaithfulness?
  6. According to Deuteronomy 22:21, which two people bore the responsibility of infidelity/unholiness before marriage?
  7. What was the consequence of rape in the land of Israel? (Deuteronomy 22:25)

Answers:

  1. Love your neighbor as yourself (Leviticus 19:17-18; Mark 12:31).
  2. Looking out for the interest of others (Philippians 2:4; Luke 10:29-37).
  3. No. The point and principle of the command was obviously a moral command that had to do with the cultural distinctiveness of the sexes that avoided the blurred lines of paganistic beliefs and practices. Men were meant to behave like men, and women were meant to behave as women (which by default included the cultural identification of clothing).
  4. It created general principles/principals for everyday life and responsibilities toward God, self and others. Think “faithful in little, faithful in much” (Luke 16:10).
  5. Yes; physical punishment, financial punishment, and a lifelong obligatory responsibility of welfare punishment.
  6. The woman and her father. Before two people were united in marriage, honesty and integrity were required, not suggested! Anything less was paramount to dishonesty, deception and a complete disregard toward personal and family responsibilities.
  7. Death.